Sometimes the most cherished memories are evoked by objects of small monetary value but rich in the sentiments they hold.
Like me, my sister enjoys thrift shopping and was on a mission to find a version of a once-common souvenir plate that she remembers hanging in my Grandma Churchill's bedroom -- one that my mother remembers gluing back together when it once shattered to bits. So any time she found her self looking at odd dishes at garage sales or perusing the knickknacks of an estate sale, she always kept that special plate on her wish list. Just last week her efforts payed off when she stopped in on a sale from my childhood neighborhood and upon entering immediately spotted the plate, for which she paid $2.
While not a rare antique find of of high pedigree, this treasured plate with its simple, heartfelt message rings true to my sister: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter